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March 14, 2008

Stanley I. Smith
Businessman, 82

Stanley I. Smith of South Fallsburg died March 10, 2008 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. He was 82.
He was born July 10, 1925 in the Bronx, the son of the late David and the late Minnie Smith.
Stanley was a long time owner of Smith’s Shoes. He was well known in the area, active in the Fallsburg Fire Department and The South Fallsburg Hebrew Association, both for over 50 years, and past member of the Fallsburg Lions.
Stanley, Sunny and the shoe store were a constant in the Town of Fallsburg for many years and he was a friendly face to all. He took exceptional pride in his dedication for ensuring children received proper fit with quality shoes and was well known from the Catskills to the city. Stanley was an avid card player at the fire house, passionate Yankees fan and a die-hard N.Y. Giants fan. He also served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, stationed in Japan, Europe and Korea.
Stanley is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Sonya “Sunny” Smith; two sons, David of Livingston, NJ, and Glenn and his wife, Kristin, of Plano, Tex.; one daughter, Joanna Goldstein and her husband Murray of Teaneck, NJ; three brothers: Marty of Atlanta, Sam and Marvin, both of Florida; six grandchildren, Matthew, Max, and Jake Smith, Julie Goldstein, Tamar Goldstein and her husband, Tom Cassidy, and Ilana Barsky and her husband, Michael; and one great-grandchild, Madeline.
He was predeceased by one daughter-in-law, Marcy Smith, and one brother, Leon.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 12, with Rabbi Yakov Barros officiating. Firematic services were also held and interment will follow in the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Cemetery in Glen Wild.
Memorial contributions in Stanley's name may be sent to the Fallsburg Fire Department at PO Box 1075, South Fallsburg, NY 12779.
Arrangements by Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne, NY 12788.

Ruth F. Segar
Homemaker, 93

Ruth F. Segar of Jeffersonville, a homemaker and an eighty-year area resident, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, N.Y. She was 93.
The daughter of the late William and Johanna M. Johnson Adams, she was born April 9, 1914 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Ruth was an eighty year member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jeffersonville, where she had been the choir director for thirty years, a deacon for three years, the church secretary for eight years, and a member of the women’s association for twenty-four years; she had also been a longstanding member of the Liberty Grange.
In a family statement, “She was devoted to her Church and her love of music.”
Survivors include three sons, Andrew Segar and his wife, Jackie, of Swan Lake, William Segar of Rochester, and G. Richard Segar and his companion, Roberta Lawless, of Pine Bush; her grandchildren, Cindy Gorr and her companion, Sean Miller; Wendy Vasquez, Kim Panzo, Darlene Muller and her husband, Robert; Julie Russell and her husband, Irving; and Carrie Segar; ten great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter.
She was predeceased by her husband of forty-three years, George O. Segar, in 1980, a brother, Andrew Adams, and a grandson, Thomas R. Segar.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 15, 2008, from 10 a.m. until time of furneral services at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, Route 52, Jeffersonville, N.Y. The Rev. Lee Andrews will officiate.
Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Bethel.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, Route 52, Jeffersonville, NY 12748.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home West Street at Buckley, Liberty, N.Y. 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200.

Edward E. Champlin Jr.
Ret. Custodian, 81

Edward E. Champlin Jr. of Liberty, a retired custodian with the Liberty Central School District and a lifelong area resident died Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris. He was 81.
The son of the late Edward E. and Gladys Owens Champlin, he was born December 25, 1926 in Liberty.
Edward was a member of the Christian Science Society of Liberty. He was an avid reader and enjoyed walking. In a family statement, “He was a devoted husband who cared for his wife and provided for his children.”
Survivors include his wife, Margaret J. Bound Champlin, at home; two daughters, Susan PuaPuaga and her husband, Ioane of Liberty and Nancy Morgenstern and her husband, Alan of Hurley; one son, Edward R. Champlin and his wife, Tracey of Erwin, N.C.; one sister, Jean Winters and her husband, Fred of Liberty; one brother, Jay Champlin and his wife, Mary of Parksville; three grandchildren, Joshua Morgenstern, Nicole Morgenstern and Kaitlyn Thomas; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday, March 14, 2008 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty.
Memorial services will be Saturday, March 15 at 4 p.m. in the funeral home. Lynn and Tim Meyerson will officiate.
Private burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery, Liberty.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Town of Liberty Vol. Ambulance Corp., Mill Street, Liberty, NY 12754 or the Liberty Fire Department, Sprague Avenue, Liberty, NY 12754.
Arrangements have been en-trusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Liberty.

Stella Mae Diuguid
Homemaker, 86

Stella Mae Diuguid Atkins entered into rest peacefully on March 11, 2008 at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick. She was 86.
Born on April 21, 1921 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Helen Twomey Diuguid and Harris Diuguid and moved to the White Lake area in Sullivan County as a young girl. She married Richard Frank Atkins on September 26, 1941 in the Covenanter Church in White Lake.
Stell was an avid reader, a fabulous cook and a lover of nature. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a longtime member of the Catskill United Methodist Church. For many years, she was employed as a librarian at the Catskill Public Library. She also spent many hours working for Literacy Volunteers and delivering Meals on Wheels. Prior to living in Warwick, Stell lived with her husband, Richard, for many years in Callicoon, Monticello and then Catskill. She was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother and homemaker. Her family was always first and foremost in her life. Her favorite things were the color orange, feeding her beloved cardinals, and enjoying her husband’s beautiful gardens.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Frank Atkins and daughter-in-law, Haydee Atkins of Warwick; her daughters, Susan Atkins Davidson and husband, Alan of Woodbridge, Conn. and Linda Atkins Oettinger and husband, William of Catskill; her grandsons, Brad Davidson, Jared Oettinger and Rich Atkins; her granddaughters, Amy Davidson and Taice Oettinger; Stuart, Colm and Chloe Davidson, her great- grandchildren, will remember her with great affection, too; her loving nieces and nephews who were so near and dear to her heart, John and Dennis Diuguid in Monticello and Nancy Schoonmaker Zwerling and Carolyn Schoonmaker Merget in New Jersey.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Richard Frank Atkins; three siblings, Virginia Diuguid Schoonmaker, Harris Diuguid, and John Diuguid; and her nephew, William Schoonmaker.
Visitation will be on Friday, March 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick. A prayer service will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Richard Ryley officiating.
A private interment will take place in Liberty.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Warwick United Methodist Church or Mt. Alverno Center, Warwick.
Arrangements under the direction of Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Warwick.

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